February 29, 2024

Highway Department

 

NOTICE TO UNION COUNTY RESIDENTS

 

DETRIMENTAL USE OF RIGHTS-OF-WAY ALONG COUNTY HIGHWAYS IS ILLEGAL

 

Instances have come to the attention of the Union County Highway Department of violations of South Dakota Codified Law 31-32-3.1, entitled INTENTIONAL DUMPING ON HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY PROHIBITED.  This statute applies to all public highways, all County Highways, and Township Roads.  The piling of snow on County Highways, or within the Right-of-Way thereof, causes a serious hazard to the traveling public and constitutes a Class 1 misdemeanor.  These piles of snow can cause serious injuries or fatalities if struck by a vehicle.  They also cost the County funds to remove or push back.  Because the piles of snow can become very solid, and at times contain debris, serious damage to County snow removal equipment can occur.

 

The County can recover the cost of equipment damage from the individual responsible for the snow piles, SDCL 31-32-9.  In addition, the person performing this misdemeanor also may be legally liable in the event of a vehicle accident.  Please remove or flatten any piles you may have placed on public highways, as well as refrain from piling snow in the future.

 

UNION COUNTY COMMISSION

UNION COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

1/4/2024

Road is now open, the bridge project has been completed

Effective 11/17/2023

474th Avenue is closed between 311th and 312th streets for a bridge replacement.

It is anticipated that this will be closed up to a month.

 

Rural Access Infrastructure information is available at the following link:

Union County Highway Department

501 E. Pleasant Street

Elk Point, SD 57025-2159

Office Phone: (605) 356-2351

Shop Phone: (605) 356-3251

FAX: (605) 356-2348

Email: [email protected]

Winter Office Hours

November 5, 2023 – March 9,2024

Monday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)

7:30 A.M. –4:00 P.M.

Office Staff

Highway Superintendent: Jerry Buum – [email protected]

Executive Secretary: Cristy Harkness – [email protected]

Administrative Assistant: Samantha Langley – [email protected]

 

Elk Point Crew

Bob Bradshaw

Larry Clark

Dan Kayl

Sabrina Langley

Paul Limoges

Oliver Morris

Jeff Noteboom – Assistant Superintendent

Verlyn Portz

Dale Steckelberg

Nathan Willms

 

 

Alcester Shop

110 Ofstad Street

Alcester, SD 57001

Shop Phone: (605) 934-2210

Fax: (605) 934-2209

Alcester Crew

Richard Beeler

Riley Ericson

Josh Homandberg – Road Foreman

Jamie Jurgensen

Derek Lykken

 

 

 

Various Permits:
Please fill out the forms listed below and email to [email protected]

 

Union County Highway Department requires Dust Control Application Permits
prior to the application of dust control products
to be placed on all county gravel surface highways
at the expense of the landowner.

 

Union County Dust Control Application Permit

 

Highway Access Permit Application form & informational documents:

Highway Access Permit Application

Highway Access Permit Information

 

Application for permit within and/or across the right of way of Union County Highways:
2023 08-01 Utility ROW Permit

 

Oversize/Overwidth Permit:

 

_Moving Permit Fillable (Sample)

The links below are not completely functional at this time

Maps

2016 Union County Structure Map

 

Union County Highway System Map

2007 Union County System 2012 June 18

Union County Township Officers

Union County Township Officers

Links

For South Dakota Interstate & Highway closures

https://www.sd511.org/#zoom=6.2640248608354225&lon=-100.25790688632764&lat=44.534462756719535&incd&acon&dstb&dstr&obst&schd&road-cond&cams&rwis

South Dakota Motor Carrier Enforcement

https://dps.sd.gov/safety-enforcement/highway-patrol/motor-carrier

South Dakota Driver’s License Information

https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing

Preparedness Guides

https://dps.sd.gov/emergency-services/emergency-management/preparedness

National Weather Service – Sioux Falls

https://www.weather.gov/fsd/

Big Sioux River Hydrology

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=fsd

 

 

   

 
 
 
Last updated on February 26, 2024 4:15 pm